Biographies of historians since 2005

Here’s another list showing how the genre has flourished in recent years, courtesy of the indefatigable Doug Munro – these have all been published since 2005. At the end are two more lists, of filial biographies and biographies of married couples.

2005.   ANDERSON, Fay. An Historian’s Life: Max Crawford and the politics of academic freedom. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press, 2005.

2005.   MOYAL, Ann, Alan Moorehead: a rediscovery. Canberra: National Library of Australia, 2005.

2005.   PAYTON, Philip, A.L. Rowse and Cornwall: a paradoxical patriot. Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 2005.

2005.   REID, John G., Viola Florence Barnes, 1885-1979: a historian’s biography. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005.

2005.   STAPLETON, Julia, Sir Arthur Bryant and national history in twentieth-century Britain. London: Lexington Books, 2005.

2005.   van MINNEN, Cornelis A., Van Loon: popular historian, journalist, and FDR confidant. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.

2005.   WATSON, John Alexander, Marginal Man: the dark vision of Harold Innis. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2005.

2006.   BEAGLEHOLE, Tim, A Life of J.C. Beaglehole: New Zealand scholar. Wellington: Victoria University Press, 2006.

2006.   BROWN, David S., Richard Hofstadter: an intellectual biography. Chicago/London: University of Chicago Press, 2006.

2006.   THOMPSON, John, The Patrician and the Bloke: Geoffrey Serle and the making of Australian history. Canberra: Pandanus Books, 2006.

2007.   HALE, Sheila, The Man who Lost his Language [John Hale]: a case of aphasia, 2nd ed. London/Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2007 [first publ. 2002 by Allen Lane The Penguin Press]

2007.   WATSON, Alexander John, Marginal Man: the dark vision of Harold Innis. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007.

2007.   WRIGLEY, Chris, A.J.P. Taylor: radical historian of Europe. London: I.B. Tauris, 2007.

2008.   MATTHEWS, Brian, Manning Clark: a life. Sydney: Allen & Unwin, 2008.

2008.    McKILLOP, A.B., Pierre Berton: a biography. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2008).

2009.   INGLIS, Fred, History Man: the life of R.G. Collingwood. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2009.

2009.   NADEAU, Jean-François, Robert Rumilly, l’homme de Duplessis. Montréal: Lux, 2009.

2009.   NEWMAN, Michael, Harold Laski: a political biography. Pontypool: Merlin Press edn., 2009 [first publ. 1993 by Macmillan].

2009.   SULLIVAN, Robert E., Macaulay: the tragedy of power. Cambridge, MA/London: Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2009.

2010.   DAVIDSON, Jim, A Three-Cornered Life: the historian WK Hancock. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press, 2010.

2010.   MILLER, Eric, Hope in a Scattering Time: a life of Christopher Lasch. Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2010.

2010.   MIRRA, Carl, The Admirable Radical: Staughton Lynd and Cold War dissent, 1945-1970. Kent: Kent State University Press, 2010.

2010.   SISMAN, Adam, Hugh Trevor-Roper: the biography. London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2010.

2011.   BENTLEY, Michael, The Life and Thought of Herbert Butterfield: history, science and god. Cambridge University Press, 2011.

2011.   GAULT, Hugh, The Quirky Dr Fay: a remarkable life. Cambridge: Gretton Books, 2011.

2011.   HAMILTON, Scott, The Crisis of Theory: EP Thompson, the new left and postwar British politics. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2011.

2011.   McKENNA, Mark, An Eye for Eternity: the life of Manning Clark. Melbourne: Miegunyah Press, 2011.

2012    HALL, Catherine, Macaulay and Son: architects of Imperial Britain. New Haven/London: Yale University Press, 2012.

2012.   FORSEY, Henry, Eugene Forsey: Canada’s maverick sage. Toronto: Dundurn Press, 2012.

2012.   MUNRO, Doug, J.C. Beaglehole: public intellectual, critical conscience (Wellington: Steele Roberts, 2012)

2012.   SCHOFIELD, Victoria, Witness to History: the life of Sir John Wheeler-Bennett. New Haven/London: Yale University Press, 2012.

2012    WRIGHT, Pattie, Ray Parkin’s Oddyssey. Melbourne: Pan Macmillan, 2012.

Filial biographies

BEAGLEHOLE, Tim, A Life of J.C. Beaglehole: New Zealand scholar. Welllington: Victoria University Press

COLE, Margaret, The Life of G.D.H. Cole. London/Basingstoke: Macmillan London, 1971.

FORSEY, Helen, Eugene Forsey: Canada’s maverick sage. Toronto: Dundurn, 2012.

HALE, Sheila, The Man Who Lost His Language [John Hale]: a case of aphasia, 2nd ed. London/Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishing, 2007. (First published by Allen Lane The Penguin Press, 2002)

MOREMAN, Mary, G.M. Trevelyan: a memoir. London: Hamish Hamilton, 1980.

NAMIER, Julia, Lewis Namier: a biography. London: Oxford University Press, 1971.

POSTGATE, John and Mary, A Stomach for Dissent: the life of Raymond Postgate. Keele: Keele University Press, 1994.

Biographies of couples

COVERT, James, A Victorian Marriage: Mandell and Louise Creighton. London/New York: Hambledon & London, 2000.

CROWLEY, Terry, Marriage of Minds: Isabel and Oscar Skelton reinventing Canada. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2003.

WEAVER, Stewart A., The Hammonds: a marriage in history. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1997.

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